Dr Shirley D'Sa

Consultant Haemato-Oncologist

Qualifications

Dr Shirley D'Sa

Secretary Contact Details

University College London Hospitals (UCLH)

Tel: 0203 4477101

Mount Vernon Cancer Centre

Tel: 0203 826 2433

Division

Cancer services

Specialty

Haematology

Sub-Specialty

Myeloma, Blood Diseases (clinical haematology), Waldenström's macroglobulinemia

Hospital Base

University College London Hospitals (UCLH)

Clinic Locations

UCLH and Mount Vernon Cancer Centre

Biography

Dr D'Sa is a haematologist with a specialist interest in Waldenström’s macroglobulinaemia and associated disorders, myeloma and POEMS syndrome, working both at UCLH NHS Foundation Trust, London and Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Northwood. She has weekly specialist clinics in Waldenström’s Macroglobulinaemia, Myeloma and Lymphoma and well as monthly Joint Neuropathy/POEMS Clinics with Dr Michael Lunn at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London.

Dr D’Sa has worked with patients and colleagues to set up a not-for-profit organisation called WMUK (www.wmuk.org.uk), which seeks to bring health professionals and patients closer together to challenge the barriers faced by patients with Waldenström’s Macroglobulinaemia, including the organisation of patient seminars for patients from across the UK and beyond. She is a co-author of the recently published UK WM Treatment Guidelines 2014 under the auspices of the British Committee for Standards in Haematology and has recently been awarded a grant by WMUK to set up a WM Biobank and Registry at UCLH which will be linked to the development of the Rory Morrison WMUK online Clinical Registry, which will store UK clinical data for Waldenström's macroglobulinaemia and closely associated B-cell malignancies. Dr D’Sa is working with colleagues in the WMUK Doctors’ Forum to develop a blueprint for clinical trials in the UK, with a view to improving the understanding of the biology of WM as well as access to novel therapeutic agents.